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Self-Erector Tips

Self Erector Flips 10-2-2015 1-34-48 PM

Ingolstadt, Germany A self-erecting tower crane overturned onto the building that it had been working on in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Friday. We understand that the crane was in the process of being removed, retracted in preparation for removal from site when the incident occurred. It looks as though the outriggers Read More

Falling Jib Injures Two

Falling Jiub 9-4-2015 2-01-28 PM

 Lumpur, Malaysia The jib of a tower crane dropped onto two construction workers earlier today on the south side of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.                                                       Read More

Climbing Collapse

Climbing Collapse 8-7-2015 1-35-26 PM

Melbourne, Australia A large luffing jib tower crane dropped onto the top of the lift shaft of the building it was working on this morning in Melbourne, Australia, after something failed while it was being climbed and tower sections added. The crane has remained upright and within the building, but Read More

Crane Drops Jib

Crane Drops Jib 3-28-2014 1-59-42 PM

 London, UK A luffing tower crane jib dropped on a site in Northwood, London, UK, yesterday, there were no injuries. The incident occurred around 16:00 on a site in Maxwell Road, it looks as though the luffing jib hoist brake or cable gave way, allowing the jib to drop. It Read More

Platform Lands on Stadium

Platform Lands on Stadium 3-28-2014 1-39-37 PM

A platform being used by a cameraman at the Worcester Warriors Rugby Union Premier League clash with London Wasps came down onto the roof of one of the stands. The game, which was held at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium on Friday night was televised live by BT Sport, when the platform Read More

Tower Cranes Collide in London

Tower Cranes Collide 3-14-2014 1-10-08 PM

London, UK Two tower cranes collided over Canary Wharf in London, UK today seriously injuring a 35 year old man.                                   A hammerhead tower crane was over-sailing a luffing jib crane A flat top Yong Mao Read More

Tower Crane Loses Jib in London

Tower Crane Loses Jib 12-19-2013 10-56-31 AM

 Ealing, London A luffing jib tower crane has lost its jib on a site in Ealing, London these evening, no one has been injured in the incident and we do not know if it is related to the strong gusty winds currently in the area. The crane, owned by rental Read More

Fatal Tower Crane Collapse in Singapore

Fatal Tower Singapore 10-4-2013 12-19-25 PM

Singapore A tower crane collapse has left two men dead and two seriously injured on the National Gallery site in Singapore. A third man has more minor injuries.                                             Read More

Tower Crane Jib Collapses


East London   The jib of a tower crane has collapsed onto a partially-built £170m residential scheme. Building understands the incident, which occurred yesterday morning on a Ballymore Properties scheme in Wapping, Tower Hamlets, did not result in any injuries. The load that was being carried by the crane at Read More

Contractor Cited in Jan. 9 Queens Crane Collapse


Update from previous article Queens, New York Crane operator, contractor cited in Jan. 9 Queens crane collapse that injured 7 construction workers Crane operator Paul Geer and contractor Cross Country Construction have each been cited with five violations in the collapse. The Buildings Department said the operator didn’t inspect the Read More

Self-erector Overturns in Salzburg

Self-Erector Crane overturns

Salzburg, Austria A self-erecting tower crane overturned on Tuesday at a crossroads in Salzburg, Austria. The 15 metre high crane was working on the refurbishment of an apartment building and was lifting a load of shuttering when the crane overturned with the tower coming to rest against the building. The Read More

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